Leaked images of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 Lite have hit the web

By Polycount ยท 14 replies
May 11, 2018
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  1. As evidenced by recent FCC and TENAA listings, Samsung is working on a stripped-down version of their popular Galaxy S8 smartphone, simply dubbed the "Galaxy S8 Lite."

    When the listings' contents were leaked, we got our first look at the device's design.

    To that end, the S8 Lite looks virtually identical to its more powerful predecessor, controversially-placed fingerprint sensor and all. As Phone Arena notes, however, the rear heart rate monitor does appear to be missing this time around.

    The S8 Lite's technical specifications are where the differences between the two devices become more apparent. The S8 and S8 Lite both have identical 5.8-inch screens, but the Lite's resolution will max out at 2220x1080p, a notable downgrade from the S8's 2960x1440p resolution cap.

    From a performance perspective, the S8 Lite will likely be noticeably slower due to its older Snapdragon 660 chip. By comparison, the S8 housed a Snapdragon 835 processor.

    However, storage space and battery life are both reasonable, sitting at 64GB and 3,000mAh respectively. The S8 Lite's RAM capacity sits at 4GB, the same amount the default S8 ships with.

    As far as the S8 Lite's camera goes, it will reportedly house a "lower-end" 16mpx lens.

    Early pictures of the S8 Lite's front and back hit the web earlier this week in the aforementioned TENAA listing, but additional press renders (pictured above) surfaced on Wednesday. The renders reveal the phone will come in at least two colors, "Burgundy Red" and Black.

    If you're eager to get your hands on what will likely be a cheaper version of Samsung's Galaxy S8, you might be out of luck for now. As of writing, the company has not revealed a release date for the S8 Lite.

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  2. frostyshield

    frostyshield TS Booster Posts: 82   +78

    Would it not make sense to go with a modified 835 snapdragon for the lower power requirements, extra efficiency compared to a 660 snapdragon? Plus increased 835 production = lower overall manufacturing cost..?

    Or am I the only one thinking this lol
     
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  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,164   +2,637

    I can see a lower price equal a slower processor, but in this day and age using a less sharp screen could be considered a capital crime! hahahahaha
     
  4. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,723   +336

    An S8 Lite?

    Was there.... a demand for this? Really?
     
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  5. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,228   +1,324

    Honestly? Yes.

    the Moto z play outsold the normal moto z, the only differences were the play was thicker, had a weaker SoC, and a lower rez screen (and headphone jack).

    If the S8 lite hits the same ~$400 price point, it will sell well. OEMs are finally figuring out that people are more interested in a good enough $400 phone then a maxxed out $1000 flagship.

    I'll be interested to see what the battery life is with a lower rez screen and a smaller SoC. Doubt it will touch the Play though, the current midrange champion.
     
  6. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe Banned Posts: 837   +440

    LMAO at Samsungs downward trajectory.
     
  7. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,228   +1,324

  8. onestepforward

    onestepforward TS Rookie Posts: 24   +14

  9. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,228   +1,324

    And who makes the components for most of those phones? Who makes the lion share of profits?

    oh right, samsung. The company that just made record profits.

    Hardly a "downward slide".
     
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  10. onestepforward

    onestepforward TS Rookie Posts: 24   +14

    Samsung announced record profits, that's true. After that, analysts started providing information that Samsung has lost (large) amounts of market share for mobile phones in many countries. That IS a downward slide!

    Whether Samsung does or doesn't recover from that slide, time will tell, but at the moment it is correct - in this financial year, Samsung is, in many markets/countries, facing a downward slide, despite making record profits in the previous financial year.

    And if you want to be factually correct, APPLE not Samsung, still makes the lion share of the profits from mobile phones so much so that, during the Note 7 debacle, Apple was making 110% of the profits because of the losses being made by Samsung.
     
  11. merikafyeah

    merikafyeah TS Booster Posts: 160   +103

    Smartphone adoption in general is facing a downward slide in many places so Samsung being a large manufacturer of phones would obviously see a noticeable dip, no surprise there.

    Smartphones are only a fraction of the Samsung Conglomerate's business so a downward slide in phone sales will have a negligible impact on Samsung's overall profits. If the smartphone industry suddenly collapsed tomorrow, companies like Apple would take a tremendous blow, but Samsung could shake it off without much effort.
     
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  12. onestepforward

    onestepforward TS Rookie Posts: 24   +14

    I agree.
     
  13. ForgottenLegion

    ForgottenLegion TS Maniac Posts: 247   +243

    Why an S8 Lite?
    Surely an S9 Lite would make more sense.
     
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  14. frostyshield

    frostyshield TS Booster Posts: 82   +78

    Same reasoning they should bring out a S1 lite xD
     
  15. roberthi

    roberthi TS Addict Posts: 326   +83

    So the whole point of this article is clickbait, since it tells you nothing about what it costs, where to get it or when.
     

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